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Children’s Dentistry

We all want our children to have the best start in life and that includes healthy teeth, gums and a beautiful smile. Good oral health habits should begin early, as it’s important for kids of all ages to understand the importance of good dental care from an early age, both for aesthetic purposes and overall health.

At Direct Dental we specialise in providing quality pediatric dentistry services tailored towards helping young ones feel comfortable during their visits while learning good oral hygiene habits that will stick with them throughout their lives! We believe that establishing these practices at an early age is key to providing a foundation for your child’s future success.

Specialist Dental Care

Our children’s dentistry clinic offers a safe and positive dental environment so that children feel at ease. Our paediatric dentists provide a comprehensive service and an all-round positive experience. Providing a pleasant experience, specialist dental care and exceptional paediatric dentistry are what our practice is recognised for.

Routine Dental Visits

Routine dental visits for children is mandatory in keeping your child’s teeth at their best. A regular check-up can maintain oral health, keep an eye on any tooth decay and keep an eye on any dental injuries. Healthy smiles as a child can promote healthy adult teeth!

That little bit of extra assurance from our paediatric dentist.

Your child may need specialist dental care for a number of reasons. This could be due to dental anxiety, special educational needs, dental anomalies, or they may just require that extra bit of TLC, which cannot be provided in the usual dental care settings.

At Fulham Road Dental, we realise that these problems are not uncommon so we provide specialist paediatric services, ensuring our ‘kid-friendly’ dental services are as calming and anxiety-free as possible.

Our team of dentists in Fulham are experienced in paying attention to your particular child’s needs and can employ techniques to provide uncompromised dentistry.

Paediatric dentistry for a positive dental experience

The majority of the time, your child will be acclimatised to receiving routine general care, but if required, we provide sedation services which can involve either gas and air (laughing gas – let your child even pick the flavour), or intravenous sedation.

We aim to not only get your child to full dental health but make sure this is maintained and any further problems avoided.

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Childrens Dentistry FAQ's

What age does your child need a dentist?

Every parent has to help their kids get a good start in dental care to secure their oral health. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should have an appointment with the dentist any time after their first birthday. It can even be within six months after the first tooth appears. This early visit is crucial for several reasons: This early visit is vital for several reasons:

Early Prevention: This procedure aims to detect and prevent dental issues before they escalate to more complicated and costly interventions. Initial appointments may reveal problems, such as tooth decay, that can be found in four-year-olds and younger children.

Familiarity: Visiting the dentist earlier gives your child an idea about the dental office, which can decrease their fear and witchcraft about further dental appointments. This is a chance for a child to learn more about the dentist through sandbox play, which is not threatening.

Education: A critical component of early dental visits. These consultations are designed to be informative and beneficial for parents and children. They provide valuable guidance on proper brushing techniques, introduce tooth-friendly foods to prevent decay and highlight the importance of fluoride for your child’s dental development. By actively participating in these sessions, you can play a significant role in maintaining your child’s oral health.

Habit Building: Initiating the oral health check-ups program will underline the value of visiting a dentist regularly. It helps to set a routine that lays the foundation of oral health for children from a young age, emphasising it as necessary in their lives.

Development Monitoring: At each dental visit, your child’s dentist can keep tabs on your child’s teeth growth and jaw development. As a result, if orthodontics is needed, we can see this from the X-ray examinations conducted during the younger ages.

What is children's dentistry?

Children’s dentistry, or paediatrics, is the speciality of dentistry that deals with the oral health of children from infancy to their teenage years. Pediatric dentists have extra training in child psychology and development so they can create a child-friendly environment to make dental visits positive. They focus on preventive care, including regular check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments and education on how to brush and floss. They are skilled in treating cavities, crooked teeth, and dental injuries, as well as managing behavioural challenges with techniques to calm anxiety. They also monitor dental growth, provide early orthodontic intervention and offer emergency care to help develop lifelong healthy dental habits.

Is it free to take child to dentist?

In the UK you can get free dental care through the NHS. But at Fulham Road Dental, we offer private dentistry at competitive prices, so you have an alternative to the NHS. We provide full treatment in a relaxed environment tailored to your child’s needs.

Is it legal to not take my child to the dentist in the UK?

In the UK, it’s not illegal not to take your child to the dentist, but it’s highly recommended for their overall health. Regular dental checks are key to preventing and treating oral health problems early. Not looking after dental care can lead to big problems like cavities and gum disease, which can affect your child’s well-being and development. Get your child into regular dental care to keep them healthy and complication-free.

Is it normal for a child to have cavities?

Yes, it is relatively normal for a child to have cavities, though it can be concerning. Cavities in young children are often caused by a combination of factors, including diet (high in sugary foods and drinks), inadequate oral hygiene, prolonged bottle feeding, and genetic predisposition. Preventive measures include brushing with fluoride toothpaste, limiting sugary snacks and drinks, and regular dental visits starting from the appearance of the first tooth. Addressing cavities early with treatments like fillings and fluoride applications can prevent more serious dental issues and promote good oral health.